Trudeau Says Good Riddance To 2020, Canada To Get 500k Doses

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a man who had just received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine elbow bump as the Prime Minister toured a vaccinations clinic at the Ottawa Hospital with Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

(AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will be getting 500,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in January and said Canadians will be soon be saying “good riddance to 2020.” But the Minister of Public Services and Procurement says Canada won’t have enough doses for all those who wish to be vaccinated until the end of September, 2021.

Vaccinations started this week as Canada was among the first to approve and distribute the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Trudeau expects 125,000 doses next week and 249,500 this month.  He expects to get 168,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine before the end of December.

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